Stofa expands offering with Appear TV

Headend equipment provider Appear TV (Stand T10) has helped Danish cable operator Stofa to expand its service offering through the provision of transcoding solutions.

The project, which is now live, has MPEG-2 services received at Stofa’s media centre by satellite. The 180 channels are transcoded to MPEG-4 and groomed by Appear TV’s transcoding headends and then distributed to Stofa’s cable customers over its existing network.

“The implementation of Appear TV’s transcoding headend solution allows us to simply and efficiently increase our cable content portfolio by taking 180 satellite channels, transcode and then use our existing network to distribute to our cable customers,” said Thomas Helbo, chief technology officer, Stofa.